A series exploring the inner workings and histories of passenger and cargo trains.
Matt rides the busiest freight line anywhere, Union Pacific's Omaha to Sacramento â€” on a route that crosses the world's longest rail causeway, though the world's largest rail yard and over the fearsome Donner Pass, where Matt and the train crews must fr
Matt joins the coal train hauling a priceless cargo of coal through Pennsylvania from mine to power plant. Getting the train, which weighs 1,400 tons when full, over the Allegheny mountains can be quite a challenge. Matt pitches in with the crew as they l